# PSY2317.

501—Statistics for Psychology—Spring 2009
Callier Center 1.202 Tuesday &Thursday Lectures 5:30 – 6:45 pm

Instructor Contact Information Dr. Nancy Juhn

Teaching Assistant Khamid Bakhadirov GR 4.306 khamid@student.utdallas.edu Office hours: Thurs 3:00 – 5:00pm

GR 4.712 njuhn@utdallas.edu Office hours: Tues 5:00-5:30pm @ CR 1.202 Naya Mehta: naya@student.utdallas.edu Thurs 12:45-1:30pm or by appointment Lauren Comanor: ltc081000@utdallas.edu ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Prerequisites: College Algebra MATH - 1300, or MATH - 1306, or MATH - 1314 Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to basic statistical methods for the design and analysis of psychology experiments. Subject areas include: measurement, graphs, descriptive statistics (e.g., mean, median, mode, variance, standard deviation), elementary probability, simple correlation and regression, distributions (e.g., normal, t, Chi-square, F), and inferential statistics (e.g., hypothesis testing, criterion, sources of error, power, effect size, and an introduction to analysis of variance and factorial designs). Student Learning Objectives: After completing the course, students should be able to: 2.1.a Describe how various research designs address different types of questions and hypotheses. 2.1.b Articulate strengths and limitations of various research designs. 2.1.c Distinguish the nature of designs that permit causal inferences from those that do not. 2.2.a Compute or interpret basic descriptive statistics (central tendencies, variability, standardized scores) and inferential statistical tests (chi square, t-test, simple ANOVA, correlation, regression). 2.2.b Distinguish between statistical significance and practical significance. 2.2.c Describe effect size and confidence intervals. Required Textbook and Materials: Required textbook: Aron, Aron & Coups, (2006), Statistics for Psychology ,Fourth Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall Required Lecture Notes & Homework Forms: You may purchase these items at the Copy Center located in the front of the UTD book store.

These descriptions and timelines are subject to change at the discretion of the Professor.

Date January 13 -15

Lecture & Test Introduction Tables, Graphs Frequency distributions Measures of central tendency Variability, z scores Normal Curve Population vs Sample Probability Intro to Hypothesis testing HW1

Homework

January 20 - 22

HW2 HW 3

Chapter 2 Chapter 3

January 27 - 29

HW 4

Chapter 4

February 3 February 5 February 10 - 12

Decision Errors TEST 1 (Ch 1, 2, 3 & 4) Hypothesis testing using means of samples HW 5

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

February 17 - 19

Power and effect size t-test Single Sample

HW 6

Chapter 6 Chapter 7

February 24 - 26

t-test Single Sample t-test Dependent means

HW 7

Chapter 7

March 3-5

t-test Independent means

HW 8

Chapter 8

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Date March 10 March 12 March 17 - 19 March 24 - 26 March 31 April 2 April 7 April 9 April 14 - 16 April 21 - 23 April 28 April 30

Lecture and Test TEST 2 (Ch 5, 6, 7 & 8) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

Homework

Chapter 9

SPRING BREAK Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Factorial Design Factorial Design Chi square test Chi square test TEST 3 (Ch 9, 10 & 13) Correlation HW 11 Chapter 11 HW 13 Chapter 13 HW 10 Chapter 10 Chapter 13 HW 9 Chapter 9 Chapter 10

Prediction

HW 12

Chapter 12

REVIEW TEST 4 (Ch 11 &12) (Last test for the semester-NO Final Exam)